Since the Inauguration I feel almost happy, almost normal. It’s caught me unawares. I thought I’d never breathe easy again. But old Joe Biden is pulling it off. He’s actually competent. Trump and his allies are not gone by any means, but they have taken one on the nose. Maybe America can bounce back from Trump. The alt-right “revolutionaries” who crawled out from under their … Continue reading Feeling Normal Again and a Sing Along
Syncopated Between my heartbeat and the world Somewhere in the bass line Interwoven with this afternoon’s Sunlight And curled through my being There lies a sympathy As we sit outside the restaurant The sunlight pours down On our little table We sip our cappuccinos slowly For somewhere Between the Music of the Spheres And the hum of the earth mother … Continue reading Syncopated Sympathy
They say that a picture tells a thousand words…. And that’s probably a couple dozen more words than anyone wanted to hear in the first place… Nevertheless, the wisdom of fresh produce remains a source of inspiration (and roughage) for the poet and green grocer alike! Here are two inspirational and (thankfully) very brief poems: I know a fruit and I ain’t tellin’ But … Continue reading Inspirational Fruits and Vegetables ?????
Astronomical Railroad Poem The railroad days were long passed Memories of the southern lines Spun at 78 rpms Yeah sure, the trains still run But it’s not the same Brother, it’s not the same There comes a time for reflection A time in the afternoon When evening waits Glory to the sun and the moon Glory to the heavens Glory be … Continue reading Astronomical Railroad Poem
Oh, oh. More Paleontology I posted this little poem a few years back when I first started the blog. It’s called What a Story and it’s about about the story of life – which brings us back around to paleontology, the study of old things. Today’s lesson: The magnificence of the study of paleontology is not to be understated (at least I won’t understate … Continue reading More On Paleontology: A Poem
A DEFLATED POEM Not with a bang, but a with a whimper said T.S Elliott Or something like that It was more like a thud: A four page summary Of a farce It deflates us a bit….. Deal with it brothers and sisters The struggle against fascism must go on The government must work for us How come the people aren’t on the streets? Huh? … Continue reading Hey! Let’s see the Mueller report!
Syncopated Between my heartbeat and the world Somewhere in the bass line Woven into the afternoon sunlight Curled through my being I feel a sympathy As we sit outside the restaurant The sunlight pours down On our little table We sip our cappuccinos slowly For somewhere Between the Music of the Spheres And the hum of the earth mother We feel a … Continue reading Syncopated Sympathy
A lesson untold To all its traces A world unfolded To all it’s foundations We sailed the copper sea we played out our destiny and we walked together in the sand you were my woman and I was your man walk on we walk on The letters came a tumbling from the sky but the people turned away they did not wonder why and the … Continue reading Stairway to Grand Avenue
It’s about time we talked about time. Once, in an earlier post, I talked about how our notion of time has changed since the invention and development of clocks, how the Industrial Revolution accompanied the development of mechanical clocks, and about how we talk about “productivity” and “wasting” time. Definitely, the clock was a game-changer. But what is time? Does it really exist outside of … Continue reading It’s About Time
When I started this blog six years ago I posted odes. You know, poems of praise and thanks. I thought that the blog would be mostly odes. I had odes to Victor Hugo, Woody Guthrie, Henry Miller, Duke Ellington, Willie Mays. A number of others. No light weights among them. I suppose I ought to put them in a category section. Anyhoo, here’s an ode … Continue reading Ode to Bill Monroe